2017 HEALTH AND WELLNESS ACCELERATOR DEMO DAY – December 7th from 5:30-8:00PM

Providence, Rhode Island (November 20, 2017) – Join Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) to celebrate the 2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator participants as they complete their 12-week business development journey at the Health and Wellness Accelerator Demo Day on December 7th.

The Demo Day will take place at the SEG Hub (10 Davol Square, Suite #100, Providence) from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Each venture will present their business and plan for impact with a pitch to the audience from 5:30-8pm. At the end of the program, thanks to generous support of Delta Dental, SEG will be offering $5,000 in cash awards to the highest potential Accelerator participants. This event is free and open to all.

The second Health and Wellness Accelerator kicked off in September 2017. The Accelerator, SEG’s signature venture development program, includes a 12-week blended learning model developed and delivered in collaboration with Brown University. Throughout the three months, each of the social enterprises work to refine, formalize, and grow their social mission with the support of SEG’s community of coaches and advisors. Additional value is provided by one-on-one business coaching, a peer-learning cohort model, and access to SEG’s co-working space at 10 Davol Square, Providence. Upon graduation, participants will receive priority access to the SEG Loan Fund that provides below market interest rate loans to high potential social enterprises as well as later stage business services.

The purpose of the Health and Wellness Accelerator program is to stimulate innovation in Rhode Island’s burgeoning health and wellness sector and to help create more successful, sustainable do well, do good businesses in Rhode Island and the region, leading to a formidable business ecosystem.

The Health and Wellness Accelerator is made possible through a grant by Rhode Island’s Department of Labor and Training’s (DLT) Real Jobs Rhode Island and with support from Delta Dental of Rhode Island. The Accelerator is part of SEG’s broader initiative to support do well, do good businesses that are improving health & wellness outcomes in Rhode Island.

“Real Jobs Rhode Island is committed to providing early-stage ventures with the tools and skills needed to start, differentiate and grow. On behalf of the Department of Labor and Training, we congratulate the ventures who took part in Social Enterprise Greenhouse’s Accelerator program. With the help of the SEG Accelerator program, these ventures are doing well and doing good by creating jobs for Rhode Islanders while also ensuring positive health and wellness outcomes across our state to truly exemplify what it means to move Rhode Island forward.” – Scott Jensen, Director, RI Department of Labor and Training

It was such a privilege and joy to work with so many incredible and passionate social entrepreneurs balancing full time jobs, families and commitments. Each of the social enterprises aligned their work with improving the health of Rhode Island and beyond. Demo Day is a celebration of all the hard work the entrepreneurs poured into the past twelve weeks, as well as the vast support from coaches, advisors, workshop instructors and partners. We are proud to elevate ten health and wellness social enterprises driven to improving the population health of Rhode Island .” – Hailey Bathurst, Health and Wellness Initiative Manager, SEG


Meet the 2017 Health and Wellness Accelerator Cohort:

Elderly Parent Resources provides resources as well as information and answers to difficult questions for those caring for a senior through their easy to navigate website and/or their resource manual. Their mission is to provide the most respected and best resources and support for caregivers and elders.

Food on the Move makes buying healthy fruits and vegetables easier and affordable through their year-round mobile produce market that doubles the value of SNAP dollars.  

Hands in Harmony is a LLC established by Neurologic, Board Certified and Licensed music therapist Nicole O’Malley, MT-BC, NMT LPMT that offers quality neurologic music therapy services throughout RI and nearby MA to groups and individuals of all ages.

Kinetic Diabetic fights type II diabetes using teams of family & friends to support those affected successfully manage their treatment through care, compassion, and our diabetic friendly meals.

Momunity is a technology platform that empowers new and expecting moms through education and access to local care and support in their community.

NaloxBox  furnishes tools, training, and awareness to empower lay people to rescue victims of opiate overdose in public and semi-public settings, in advance of emergency responders.

The Tapping Solution Foundation seeks to promote EFT Tapping as a self-care tool for the purpose of managing stress, anxiety and trauma. Outreach to educators, families and communities supports our mission to bring improved health and wellbeing to those in need around the world.

Technology Against Assault Technologies Against Assault empowers sexual health independence by creating indicator swabs that can verify sexual activity quickly and discreetly so sexually active individuals are better informed to engage in sexual health-related care.

Therapy Missions Inc. brings professional therapists to the developing world where these services are scarce or non-existent through their teaching, treating and training model for sustainability.

WatchRX Offers Smartwatch with Med reminders, Phone & GPS tracking for seniors to live independently with dignity, app for caregivers with real-time alerts & status to reduce their stress.


Press Contact:

Crystal Rosatti, Social Enterprise Greenhouse / 401.272.2558 ext. 4826

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